Why you should attend
It is with great excitement that we are announcing the 2022 Pennsylvania March for Life, scheduled for September 19 in Harrisburg!
This is an excellent opportunity for anyone to learn about the principles of effective lobbying, the specific and current issues Pennsylvania is facing, and what you can do right now to champion pro-life policies to your PA elected representatives. This rally and march are suited for all levels of experience and comfort with advocacy.
Be sure to check back soon for more details and updates.
NEWS & UPDATES
Frequently asked questions
Why March on Monday, September 19, 2022
The rally (11 AM) and march (12 noon) will take place on Monday, September 19th because it is the first day when both the Pennsylvania House and Senate will be back in session in Harrisburg. After we have seen a wave of exciting pro-life legislation across the states, now is a great time to continue the momentum and show our state lawmakers support for protecting the sanctity of life in Pennsylvania.
What is the Schedule of Events
11 AM – Rally @ front steps of the PA State Capitol (intersection of 3rd St. and State St.)
12 PM – March around PA State Capitol Building
Additional Events – Morning Mass and Adoration @ St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Time TBD)
We encourage you to invite your state legislators and to visit their Capitol office before or after the rally and march.
Where is the Rally
The Rally will take place at 11 AM on the front steps of the State Capitol Building. The address is 501 N 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120. The front steps are on the corner of 3rd Street and State Street.
What is the March Route
The March Route will encircle the Capitol Complex, covering N 3rd Street, North St, Commonwealth Avenue and Walnut Street. The length of the march route is approximately one mile. You can download a map of the route HERE.
Is Registration Required
All are welcome to attend and no advanced registration is required. The Pennsylvania March for Life is a public event that is open to all pro-life Pennsylvanians. While registration is not required, you can sign up HERE for updates to be delivered to your email.
Will Signs be Provided
We encourage you to be creative and bring your own signs! It is likely that many groups will have signs available as well. You can find additional sign ideas HERE.
Are There Buses Going to the PA March for Life From My Area
Where is the Bus/Van Drop Off
The primary bus drop-off location is on North Street next to the PA State Capitol. If you are a bus captain, you may contact Tina Brumagen for more bus information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where Can I Park the Day of the Event
The North Parking Lot on City Island (the side closest to the island‘s attractions) is reserved for attendees of the PA March for Life. Parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis (~400 spaces). We are requesting a minimum donation of $5 given to the designated PA March for Life attendee at the parking lot which will be donated to area pregnancy centers.
Additional parking in/near downtown Harrisburg is available at various parking garages or streets. For more parking information, go to parkharrisburg.com
Also, consider taking the Amtrak train or CAT Transit bus into Harrisburg – each downtown drop-off station is within walking distance to the rally location.
Where Can I Use the Restroom During the Event
There will be portable restrooms set up near the steps of the Capitol where we will meet for the rally.
Is There a Map of the Rally and March
Yes! Download the map of the Rally and March HERE!
What Other Events are Occurring Before or After the PA March for Life
More details to come.
Advocate Your State Legislators
We strongly encourage you to connect with your State Senator and State Representative before or after the rally and march. Each has an office in the Capitol that you can visit. You can call their office in advance to invite them to the rally and to schedule a time to visit. You may also drop by their offices without an appointment to let them know you were here. Note – you will go through security (metal detector) to enter the PA Capitol building.
Will I See My Pennsylvania State Senator or State Representative
We strongly encourage you to connect with your State Senator and State Representative before or after the rally and march. Each has an office in the Capitol that you can visit. You can call their office in advance to invite them to the rally and to schedule a time to visit. You may also drop by their offices without an appointment to let them know you were here.
Note – you will go through security (metal detector) to enter the PA Capitol building.
Together, we CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Here are a few ways you can help out.
Promote this event on social media and in your community by using the hashtags #WhyWeMarch and #pamarchforlife.
Becoming a participating organizations by filling out this form and submitting it to this email address.
Donate to support the Pennsylvania March for Life.
Volunteer at the Pennsylvania March for Life.
If you have a specific question, contact the Pennsylvania March for Life.